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08.30
2019

Friendswood High Launches a Business Program for Students

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High school students can now learn about entrepreneurship and create their own businesses right from the classroom. With the help of the internet and other resources, owning a business has become much more accessible. The West Ranch Community’s high school students will have the opportunity to participate in Friendswood High School’s new entrepreneurship program, INCubatoredu. 


This program will be taught by volunteer business mentors and instructors to help guide students through the entrepreneurial process. Students will learn about and practice the hard work behind conceptualizing a product or idea to bring it to life. They will create a solution to real-world problems in teams and present their pitch as if they are contestants on “Shark Tank.” In addition to ideation, students will learn about the legal, financial, and marketing side of business, too. Being coached by real professionals will impact the students in such an encouraging manner. Students who are curious about the business world will have people they can ask their questions to and learn on a first-hand basis from. Understanding the past mistakes of businesspeople will help students discern what steps need to be taken in order to actually become an entrepreneur. The instructor of FHS’s INCubatoredu, Nishi St. John, says that students will be stepping into an actual work environment when coming into this class, which will prepare them more than ever. 


The INCubatoredu course was created by an education non-profit called Uncharted Learning which launched its first program in 2013. Friendswood High School’s program will be available in the Fall of 2019, and will be announced with a launch party!


To stay updated on this program, please visit myFISD.com/incubator

SOURCE: Friendswood ISD